chillaxin

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chillaxin vernonfelton's article
May 19, 2017 at 11:30
May 19, 2017
First Look: Intense's New 29er DH Bike
@TheR: yeah, i rode my DJ 26" for half a season in the cruiser class just for the hell of it... It was fun but not very competitive mainly because BMX is all about acceleration out of the gate and being able to flow but most tracks have a rhythms sections that are designed for the smaller wheels so you naturally get hung up in those sections... Not to mentioned any sort of suspension your bike totally sucks all power.
chillaxin vernonfelton's article
May 19, 2017 at 11:25
May 19, 2017
First Look: Intense's New 29er DH Bike
@Duderz7: Yes, we have that as a fun class at my local BMX facility also... I normally ride 29" for mountain so the drop down to 24" is not bad but the drop to 20" is a bit sketchy for me. So I can relate to the circus feeling.
chillaxin vernonfelton's article
May 19, 2017 at 1:34
May 19, 2017
First Look: Intense's New 29er DH Bike
@jaame: yes, in general BMX has 2 tire categories 20" Class and 24" Cruiser Class. 90% falls into the 20" class. Sometimes when an open class race is held, you can see the clear differences between the two tire sizes on the track at the same time. Acceleration is always faster with the 20", so out of the gate and down the first stretch no competition but the 24" will catch them towards the end of the course. Another interesting note is that if the track course is natural dirt, bumpy, rough, or long the 24" will dominate after about mid track.
chillaxin vernonfelton's article
May 19, 2017 at 1:02
May 19, 2017
First Look: Intense's New 29er DH Bike
ya mate, spot on... So many clowns with too many opinions and not much experience.... I'm sitting on my Island in the sea (Hawaii) and already knew that it was an inevitable that this evolution was coming. Racing DH or mountain for that fact is not like racing BMX. If all variable were constant regarding the bike and it's rider, the longer and more difficult the course is, the bigger tires in diameter and width will always win... laws of physics. By the way, it is also the same for road racing... even they are trying to design higher volume tires and wheel combinations because it rolls better. I don't see any 20" BMX tires on the Tour de France, i'm just saying...
chillaxin infinitetrails's article
May 11, 2017 at 3:53
May 11, 2017
The Syncronicles II, The Ramp – Video
@infinitetrails: Yes, good times... The works that you have put out has been nothing short of amazing... Keep it coming... I hope to visit your side of the world some day... La Palma is calling me...
chillaxin infinitetrails's article
May 6, 2017 at 3:37
May 6, 2017
The Syncronicles II, The Ramp – Video
Rob/Sebastian, thank you for always producing inspirational works. It was awesome to watch this journey. Also, it was interesting to see you do those free ride scenes and massive jumps on a 29er, Evil bikes are amazing. Aloha my friends...
chillaxin Dainese's article
May 4, 2017 at 21:17
May 4, 2017
Dainese Rider Support Program 2017
@Dainese: I can say that back in the days, Dainese was the only thing that I would wear when racing DH. Great products and unbelieveable fit in which I owned several full upper body vest and knee/shin sleeves. But fast forward to today and it is very hard to find the right fit in your product line... My friends and I tried on a bunch of gear at Sea Otter hoping to find protective gear that we would like to invest in. I'm 5'7" 185 lbs, muscular build but one of the smaller guys in my test group and no one was fat or overweight. That being said, I had to put on XL to XXL sizes for it fit well enough not to cut off circulation. Wasn't working for me or my friends then but if you are looking for a rider that can give you great feedback on ergonomics and fitment, then I am you guy...
chillaxin EvergreenBryan's article
May 3, 2017 at 19:08
May 3, 2017
Give Big – Two New Trail Opportunities in Washington State
I don't live in Washington State but I do visit family there. I have ridden in a bunch of locations while visiting family there and can honestly say that WA has got their shit together when it comes to advocacy and being proactive for the mountain bike community. I think this can be a great platform for our community to give back and help to create a thriving environment for the future of mountain biking. Even if you do not live in WA and or think you are not directly benefiting or affected by the success of this project, think again. Little successes like this can help move our entire industry no matter what state it is in, especially when we can come together and help the greater good cause. I live in Hawaii and know first hand at how hard it is to get the green light to develop, try and find the funding, and then the workforce to actually do the job. This organization has everything in place they just need our help. No matter the amount, it will add up to help... Count me in...
chillaxin redbullbike's article
Apr 20, 2017 at 6:58
Apr 20, 2017
Rachel Atherton: In Her Own Words
Well said my friend, instant classic... I liked the insight on her transition in the sport. I come from a large family of siblings and it was always a competition in everything from sports to eating... So, I can completely comprehend...
chillaxin pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 18, 2017 at 0:51
Apr 18, 2017
Caroline Buchanan and Barry Nobles: Living the Ride, New Zealand – Video
I totally agree on a great video of vacation (or Holiday for some) possibilities... I have been there but only got to experience a fraction of that amazing country... Anyhow, I don't understand the confusion and negative responses... Not everything needs a definitive purpose. Yes, it was marketing, advertising, showcasing, and all that stuff but that's what pays the bills. What do you think pays for Pinkbike to be able to provide this service??? I would have never known that some really world class riders rode for Airborne Bikes if not for this video... So it kinda did make a mark.
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